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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Thu 31 Mar 2016, 2:11 pm

Look really crisp decals, nice deep colours too.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Fri 01 Apr 2016, 8:19 am

Cheers Colin.

On to the fairing. This proved to be quite interesting as the drawing supplied my Museum Collection didn't match the actual kit. The difference was minor, but it is noticeable. Also, the main Lucky Strike logo, while in two pieces, did not join where the fairing halves joined. The top half of the logo overlapped where the fairings join. I thought this rather unusual. And I was fortunate to have started with the fairing halves taped together. Perhaps their design makes for better alignment. Now it's time to let the decals settle.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Fri 01 Apr 2016, 2:37 pm

Good job Cole, I can see the difference, they look fine the era they are. I have to agree the overlap is for alignment purposes. Great looking bike.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Fri 01 Apr 2016, 6:52 pm

Paul: Great looking build.

Colin:  Very nice modifications.

Cole:  The decals make for a very striking appearance - great job.

Here's my little bit of progress.  Looking at the closeups, I do need some fine touchups, but I'm getting close to the end.







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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sat 02 Apr 2016, 9:49 am

Cole, it would make sense to have a little surplus to align I suppose, although the few decals I have come across that did this (military more than others) needed trimming a bit to get them anywhere near. The fairing looks good regardless mate.

Mike, that little things coming on a treat, it's a right pain sometimes when the camera picks up on any little "blemishes" though ...
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sat 02 Apr 2016, 11:41 pm

The end is in sight guys, keep plugging away
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sun 03 Apr 2016, 10:43 am

Very cool Mike. You're doing a lot with such a small subject.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sun 03 Apr 2016, 10:58 am

Nice work on the decals Cole, they look terrific.

Mike, that's a great job on such a tiny bike. When you do your 'touch ups' may I suggest you flow a little more tyre colour paint between the tyres and mudguards, particularly at the front right?

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sun 03 Apr 2016, 3:42 pm

Another nice build and a great finish Mike.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sun 03 Apr 2016, 7:06 pm

and finished.........
without doubt the hardest bike kit I've ever done........but also very enjoyable!
the decals were very thin.......the broke up even if I was careful.............show them the bottle of microsol and they dissolved immediately!.......several times the instructions were contradictory and even downright wrong!......the amount of chrome bits made it 'interesting'.....lots of fiddly bits that needed three hands lol
but I'd certainly do another Aoshima kit.......looking out for a Yamaha VMax
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 1:20 am

Great looking build, Paul. Nicely detailed.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 1:26 am

Not done yet, Curt.  Put some different fender braces on the front and rear.  Installed battery, gearshift and carburetors.  And still a little left to do.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 1:44 am

Oops, oh well it just keeps getting better Mike.

I have made a start on the RC30. I have to say my first impression of this isn't much to write home about when compared to other Tamiya bike kits, parting lines a plenty. Still, the kit has over all decent quality and some good detail.
I have searched for detail kits, but nothing seems to be available.

It will be a fun kit none the less.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Tue 05 Apr 2016, 3:22 pm

Nice choice Curt. What livery will you put her in?

Wow. I have finished step 2. The metallic finishes should look better in daylight. I was in a hurry to post this evening. Later, I will add an oil wash to bring out some more details.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Tue 05 Apr 2016, 6:10 pm

WOW that looks great, really great.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Tue 05 Apr 2016, 6:13 pm

Cole that is really cool, very nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 06 Apr 2016, 3:40 pm

So cool to see the changes in technology thru these models! Thanx guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 06 Apr 2016, 4:07 pm

That engines the doggies dangly bits mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 06 Apr 2016, 4:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Thu 07 Apr 2016, 1:13 am

Looking really good, Cole.

Nice kit, Curt.  I'll be watching.

For me, I'm finished.  I am really impressed with the detail and plating of the larger scale motorcycle kits compared to most of the large scale automobiles out there.

I added brake cables, plug wires, carb air tubes and fuel lines, PE gas cap, civvy type fender supports, headlight lens, speedo decal and, although hard to see, PE control atop the gas tank whatever it may be.



A very fun CB indeed. Thanks, all for the comments.

Great work everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Thu 07 Apr 2016, 3:05 pm

Luv that little yellow bike! Every step adding details makes it look more real. Thanx for a fine choice for the group build.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sat 09 Apr 2016, 3:32 pm

So, on to the decal for the front of the fairing. These Museum Collection decals are rather unique. There appears to be a clear film over the decals themselves. Unfortunately, it appears to be of a different consistency, and definitely tougher than the decal underneath. The front of the fairing presented the natural problems of a compound curve. The top layer of the decal held up, but the underneath layer which has the actual decal separated from it. It looks rather unsightly, but I am hoping some touch-up paint will result in a satisfactory appearance.



My first real attempt at heat staining a two stroke exhaust. I may have overdone things a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sat 09 Apr 2016, 4:26 pm

Over done or not, they look awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sat 09 Apr 2016, 5:49 pm

Ditto!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sat 09 Apr 2016, 8:35 pm

Sam wrote:
Over done or not, they look awesome.

Hi Cole,

I'm with Sam...

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